Vibration attenuating method utilizing continuously variable semiactive damper

  • US 4,887,699 A
  • Filed: 02/10/1989
  • Issued: 12/19/1989
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In the method of operating a mounting system including relatively movable supported and supporting members interconnected by a continuously variable semiactive damper switched between an on state and an off state, and a third member capable of storing energy and of abruptly releasing its stored energy upon switching of the damper from one to the other of the states thereof, the third member being in series with the damper, the improvement comprising:

  • delaying switching of the damper from the one of its states to the other of its states until the energy stored by the third member is no greater than a preselected low magnitude.

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